Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
channel 2 news. >>> 8:16. well, president obama wants immigration reform to be completed within six months. in interviews with two spanish language tv networks, the president said the latino voter turnout in the november election is the driving factor making republicans more open to an immigration bill. the president won 71% of the latino vote compared to mitt. >>> there romney. >>> a survey by the public policy institutes shows that 76% illegal immigrants should keep their jobs and eventually get legal residency. only 21% think they should be deported. there are more than 2 million illegal immigrants living here in california. >>> 8:17. authorities in new jersey collected 2600 weapons during a two-day state sponsored gun buyback program. among the items turned in were illegal semi-automatic rifles, sawed-off shot guns and even a rocket launchers. oh,ers onerred -- organizers offered money per weapon. they ran out of money and had to give out $100,000 worth of iou vouchers. >>> marin county has come up with a way to cover their tabs for dozens of people turning in their weapons for cash.
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am PST
. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> tomorrow, president obama headed to los angeles with his own immigration reform plans and promised that reform during the 2008 campaign but failed to deliver in the first term. >> this morning a state lawmaker plans to unveil legislation to create a state-wide earthquake warning system. los angeles area state senator says that could minimize death and destruction for major earthquakes, japan and a few other nations have earthquake warning systems, and experts will be on hand for introduction of the bill. a few seconds of warning could give people extra time to take cover before an earthquake hits. >> major change is coming to the golden gate bridge this week, with a transition to electronic toll collecting. initially, the checkers will still be in the fast fast track but when the system is fully tested, cab will no longer be accepted. the golden gate bridge authority hopes to have the system up and running in early february. e-toll is projected to save $19 million over eight years and will be the first bridge in california to convert to all ele
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
area to new orleans. >>> 7:35. president obama says now is the time to fix the nation's broken immigration laws. >> i believe we are finally at a moment where conference of immigration reform is within our grasp. but i promise you this -- the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is gonna be coming. >> now, yesterday, in las vegas, the president praised the bipartisan group of senators. the president's reform plan is similar to that one but it has a more direct path to citizenship. >>> next week, the state department will hold a welcoming ceremony for john kerry. confirmed yesterday by the senate as the next secretary of state. the vote was 94-3 with kerry voting present. he could be sworn in as early as friday but no official date has been set. in the meantime, new word this morning that the governor of massachusetts has selected his former chief of staff, william cowen, to temporarily fill john kerry's seat. >>> and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton does not see herself getting back into politics. she says she will focus on public service, speaking and writi